Ghost Hand

Ghost Hand

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Newly designed cover for 2015. Seventeen-year-old Olivia Black has a rare birth defect known as Psyche Sans Soma, or PSS. Instead of a right hand made of flesh and blood, she was born with a hand made of ethereal energy. How does Olivia handle being the girl with the ghost hand? Well, she's a little bit morbid and a whole lot snarky. Her mother thinks her obsession with death, black clothing, and the local cemetery is a bid for attention. But when Marcus, the new guy in Olivia's calculus class, stares at her like she's a freak, Olivia doesn't like it. And when her hand goes rogue, doing things she never imagined possible, Olivia finds herself running for her life with Marcus from a group of men bent on taking the power of her hand for their own nefarious purposes. *Ghost Hand was a semi-finalist for the Kindle Book Review 2013 Best Indie Book Awards in the YA category **Ghost Hand was nominated for the Cybil Awards 2013 in the Speculative Fiction YA category
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 22mm | 485g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0988491001
  • 9780988491007
  • 2,621,865

About Ripley Patton

Ripley Patton lives in Portland, Oregon with one cat, two teenagers, and a man who wants to live on a boat. She is an award-winning short story writer and author of The PSS Chronicles, a young adult paranormal thriller series. Ripley doesn't smoke, or drink, or cuss as much as her characters. Her only real vices are writing, eating M&Ms, and watching reality television.
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Rating details

1,009 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 35% (354)
4 34% (348)
3 20% (202)
2 6% (60)
1 4% (45)

Our customer reviews

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review It's been a while since I read and enjoyed Ghost Hand - -I just never got around to writing a review, and that probably has something to do with me having a hard time gathering my thoughts about this book. I've never read anything quite like this before and that just means that this book kept surprising me. It's so adventurous and full of imagination - I've no idea where Ripley gets it from, but as long as the other books are just as great I'm a happy reader! I loved the main character Olivia, she's this goth girl with all the regular teenage problems and some - because she has something called PSS (Psyche Sans Soma, which means that she has a hand made of ethereal energy instead of flesh and bone) She has lost her faber and her relationship with her mother isn't that great, unfortunately. I probably enjoyed every little thing in this book, I just felt like something was missing all the time - but since there's a sequel I hope it'll have those bits and pieces that's more
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